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  • Total Miami Home Sales Jump Double Digits in August 2018

    Sep 20, 2018
    Total Miami-Dade County home sales surged 13.3 percent year-over-year in August with single-family homes and condominium markets posting double-digit gains as total luxury sales, median prices and dollar volume increased, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Colombia Continues to be Top Country Searching for Miami Homes

    Sep 17, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in June, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI). Colombia registered 12 percent of all international searches on MIAMI’s portal, www.MiamiRealtors.com, in June 2018. Colombia has led the rankings for seven consecutive months.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Showcase South Florida Real Estate at Brazilian Convention

    Sep 14, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) promoted South Florida real estate at one of Brazil’s largest real estate events, the Secovi-SP Convention, on Aug. 26-28 in São Paulo. Secovi-SP, Latin America’s largest trade union, was MIAMI’s first of 178 foreign partner associations worldwide.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Raises Money for Palm Beach’s Center for Child Counseling

    Sep 13, 2018
    The Young Professionals Network of the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) donated about $7,560 to the Center for Child Counseling in Palm Beach Gardens from proceeds raised from their annual Battle of Bartenders event.
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  • South Florida Office Dollar Volume Surges in 2Q 2018

    Sep 04, 2018
    South Florida office dollar volume rose to its highest value in the past three quarters, according to the new 2Q 2018 The Quarterly Report – South Florida Commercial Real Estate released by data firm Vizzda (Visual Data) and the MIAMI Association of Realtors Commercial (MIAMI Commercial).
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  • Miami Existing Condo Sales Continue Upward Trend in July

    Aug 22, 2018
    Miami-Dade County existing condominium sales increased year-over-year for the fifth time in the last seven months as median prices rose for all properties in July 2018, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Miami Realtors to Exhibit at Colombia’s Largest Real Estate Expo

    Aug 09, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will again promote South Florida’s lifestyle and real estate market at Colombia’s largest property showcase, El XII Gran Salón Inmobiliario – Feria Internacional, starting today through Sunday, Aug. 12 in Bogotá, Colombia. MIAMI will make a South Florida market presentation at the 13th annual expo, which is expected to attract 30,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors.
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  • Miami Condominium Sales Rise in 2Q 2018

    Aug 08, 2018
    Miami-Dade County existing condominium sales surged 5.6 percent in 2Q 2018 as median prices for all properties rose for the 26th consecutive quarter, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Collect School Supplies for Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

    Aug 06, 2018
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) collected $800 worth of school supplies for Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County children during its annual school supply drive.
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  • Colombia Continues to be Top Country Searching for Miami Homes

    Jul 24, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in April, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). Colombia registered 12.2 percent of all international searches on MIAMI’s portal, www.MiamiRealtors.com, in April 2018. Colombia has led the rankings for five consecutive months.
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  • Luxury Sales Continue to Rise while Limited Supply in Lower Price Points Results in Fewer Sales, Increased Prices

    Jul 23, 2018
    Miami-Dade County luxury real estate sales continue to increase while lower price points experience strong demand and limited supply, resulting in price increases countywide, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Colombia Continues to be Top Country Searching for Miami Homes

    Jul 09, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in March, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). Colombia registered 11.9 percent of all international searches on MIAMI’s portal, www.MiamiRealtors.com, in March 2018. Colombia has led the rankings for four consecutive months.
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  • South Florida Multifamily Transactions, Prices Rise in 1Q

    Jun 26, 2018
    South Florida multifamily real estate transactions jumped 8.5 percent year-over-year in 1Q 2018 and per-unit multifamily prices increased in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, according to the new 1Q 2018 The Quarterly Report – South Florida Commercial Real Estate
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Collect 364 Pounds of Food for Needy Palm Beach Residents

    Jun 25, 2018
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) collected 364 pounds of non-perishable food for the Palm Beach County Food Bank in April as part of its annual JTHS-MIAMI’s “Move for Hunger” Food Drive.
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  • Colombia Leads Countries Looking for Miami Homes in February

    Jun 25, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in February, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). South Florida remains the most-searched U.S. market by international consumers and a top-five market for homebuyers in the world’s six largest regions, according to February data.
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  • Miami Luxury Home Sales Jump in May 2018

    Jun 20, 2018
    Total Miami luxury home sales rose 24.1 percent year-over-year in May as existing condominium sales rose for the second consecutive month, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Miami Realtors Join Chapman Partnership to Feed Homeless

    Jun 18, 2018
    Continuing its changing communities initiative, MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) members and peers again fed dinner to 500 homeless residents on June 14 at the Chapman Partnership’s Downtown Miami Homeless Assistance Center.
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  • Miami Existing Condo Sales Jump 24.6 Percent in April

    May 24, 2018
    Miami’s existing condominium market posted its best April in three years as condo transactions jumped 24.6 percent and condo dollar volume surged 40.8 percent year-over-year, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. Miami single-family home sales and residential prices rose.
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  • MIAMI REALTORS® Launches MIAMI Platinum PLUS for its Members

    May 17, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) is now offering its members subscriptions to MIAMI Platinum PLUS, an exclusive and unparalleled suite of upgraded Realtor products and services, so Realtors can utilize an even higher level of industry tools to improve and expand their business while enhancing the home buying and home selling process for the public.
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  • Miami Luxury Home Sales Soar in 1Q 2018

    May 15, 2018
    Total Miami luxury home sales surged 12.3 percent in 1Q 2018 as median prices rose for the 25th consecutive quarter, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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Doing it Right: Video Marketing

by | Apr 22, 2014

As I began this article, I had to resist the temptation to count all the other articles we've published about video in the last few months. You don't need to do it either, I can tell you it's a lot. So, why write another? Because video can help you win more listings and sell listings more quickly. With something that valuable hanging in the balance, I don't think too much can be said on the subject.

Here are four important points I think need to be made about video marketing.

1) Videos show up on the first page of Google search results (usually).

Very few brokers are going to see a property's listings detail page show up on the first page of search results. It's not surprising, when you remember that you're competing against paid ads and the "big boys" (Zillow,realtor.com®, etc.). However, now that Google owns YouTube, videos hold a special place in search results.

For example, I searched for a property address in Google. Here's what I found. Note that, although the video on the first page, the agent's website doesn't appear for several pages.

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I clicked the link, and watched the video (Which, incidentally, was created by a company I've written about before: Listings-to-Leads.)

 

If this was your listing, you'd be glad to see your video show up so high in search results so that all the traffic and leads come to you rather than some national website. It's also great just to have that video in YouTube, as well. Because of YouTube's overwhelming popularity, many people are searching there as well as – or instead of – Google.

2) Videos are more engaging than any other form of content.

Photos are great. Virtual tours can be even better. But videos take the cake in terms of visitor engagement. How do we know this? Because research provides irrefutable evidence. And we even see it on our own site. When we include a video in an article, time on page (a key metric) goes way up. When people stay longer on your site, they're more likely to convert from visitor to lead. So make sure your videos appear on your site, as well as YouTube.

3) Videos make you look like you know what you're doing.

Okay, you actually DO know what you're doing. But video just helps prove it. When you're in a listing presentation, being able to tell a prospective seller that you've got the tools to create video, the most compelling form of online marketing collateral, is super important. What you don't have to tell them is that there are tools out there that make it really easy and practically effortless to create video. (Go ahead and let them think you're a tech genius!)

4) Video can capture leads (with the right tools)

Like blogging, a lot of people give up too early on video when the work and effort they've put in does not seem to be paying off. This is because video itself does not generate leads! Video needs to be integrated with the overall marketing program for your listings. It shouldn't be a standalone silo.

Leads are generated when you surround your videos with relevant calls-to-action and lead capture. See this property video for an excellent example of video marketing integrated with a listing's overall marketing. Notice in the screenshot below that this broker does not send people to YouTube, but instead puts it in a virtual tour that contains calls-to-action and lead capture.

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In this case, the links take buyers to the broker website where they can see more homes for sale in the area, to landing pages and a 'Follow This Home' feature that is popular with early-stage buyers.

This way, people that see the video have reasons and ways to engage you for what they want and need. Also, be sure that you put your videos into your single property websites, eFlyers, blog posts and Facebook posts with relevant calls-to-action.

This makes video payoff with more business!

I mentioned Listings-to-Leads earlier, and they are one company that has automated video creation (along with many other marketing tasks). There are other companies as well, and you can read about them in our product directory. You can also read all those other articles about video marketing – they may not be as awesome as mine, but I'll bet they're pretty good.

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